Serge Aurier: Monaco interested in signing Tottenham defender
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 01/07/20 8:19pm
Monaco are interested in signing Tottenham defender Serge Aurier this summer.
Monaco's recruitment is now overseen by Paul Mitchell - once of Spurs himself - after he joined from RB Leipzig last month, and he is said to be keen on bringing in the Ivory Coast international.
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Aurier almost left Spurs last summer, and was overlooked for the opening games of the season under previous boss Mauricio Pochettino, but he has found a new lease of life under Jose Mourinho.
He has been first-choice this season, with the departure of Kieran Trippier last summer leaving him as the only established option in the position.
Despite his often-impressive on-field performances, Aurier's off-field conduct has come under scrutiny, with the Ivorian having been investigated by the club for breaking coronavirus lockdown measures on three separate occasions.
The 27-year-old, who joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, has two more years remaining on his current deal.
Aurier has made 35 appearances for Spurs this season, contributing two goals and eight assists, and he will almost certainly play a prominent role in the final seven Premier League games of the season.
Monaco were ninth in Ligue 1 when the season was cancelled in April because of the pandemic.